Alpha Sigma Phi - University of Washington

Winter 2018 Campaign Update

Mu Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi at the University of Washington

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Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity - University of Washington SECURING THE FUTURE OF MU CHAPTER e urgent need to renovate the Old Gal Renovation StaRtS thiS SummeR Help Us Reach Our $2 Million Goal to Complete the Project xciting news! Thanks to the generosity of the 100 donors who have pledged or given $930,620 to the Securing the Future of Mu Chapter capital campaign so far, the renovation of the Old Gal will start this summer. The Corporation Board (Mu Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, Inc.) has approved plans to begin the first phase of the project. The remaining work will depend on how much we are able to raise. In order to fund the necessary improvements and renovations to the Old Gal, we must reach our goal of $2 million. Board member Tor-Jan Ronhovde '75 leads the building committee and the architectural process. The first six months of 2018 will be devoted to talking with structural engineers and preparing the overall renovation plan to obtain a building permit. The scope of the plan will include upgrading the upper two floors, remodeling the main floor, enlarging and updating the kitchen, and remodeling the basement. This will also involve exterior repairs, new electrical, mechanical, and lighting systems, as well as a fire suppression system. The first phase will commence immediately after 2018 spring quarter finals week and be completed prior to the start of the fall quarter. The renovation for the rest of the facility will follow in the summers of 2019 and 2020, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the Old Gal. Plans are underway to house the undergraduates in close proximity during those summers of renovation. Our Chapter House is an essential aspect of a successful rush campaign and even during the construction, will no doubt be impressive to future Mu Chapter members. If you haven't participated yet, please consider contributing today. The need to raise more funds is critical in order to complete the project. There are a variety of options available to donate to the campaign: • Make a one-time gift or pledge over time. Pledges can be spread out over five years and paid at intervals that work best for you. • Use the enclosed pledge form to determine your gift and payment schedule. • Tax-deductible gifts of at least $25,000, as well as corporate matching gifts, can be made to the non-profit Mu Chapter Foundation. • All other gifts can be made to the House Corporation (Mu Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, Inc.). • Online giving is now available! Visit donate to make your gift online today. If you have any questions about donating or the renovation project, please contact me at or (425) 753-4294. Please make your gift or pledge today. Help us continue the fine tradition of Mu Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi at the University of Washington. In Alpha, Sigma, and Phi, Kris Axell '76 Campaign Chairman Mu Chapter undergrads gathering for their Spring Quarter brotherhood event to celebrate another successful year (May, 2017) A FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE Why Brian Fellon '94 Believes in Securing the Future of Mu C hoosing a college to attend encompasses many considerations: tuition, residential expenses, and location, to name a few. For Brian Fellon '94, the kind of undergraduate experience he would have was the most important criterion. "As a high school senior, I had given a lot of thought about where I wanted to go to school," he said. "I took the path of least resistance in terms of housing and moved into the dorms my freshman year." Though dorms suffice for many new students, Brian felt something was missing in collegiate housing. In Alpha Sigma Phi, Brian found what was lacking in the dorms: camaraderie, academic support, a social system, and a brotherhood. "Mu Chapter offered all of that, right from the very beginning," he stated. "It provided the foundation and structure for me to learn numerous life lessons and build valuable skills." During his undergraduate years, Brian fine-tuned his study regimen and improved his social skills. He developed friendships with his Chapter brothers, including Bob Strecker '78, whom Brian recalls always being present for Mu functions and spreading positivity among the Chapter. It's important to Brian that current and future Mu members have the opportunity to mold themselves into well-rounded men through ASF the same way he did. In order to keep Mu strong and appealing to potential brothers, Brian felt compelled to support the Chapter's Securing the Future of Mu Chapter capital campaign. "The Chapter is as strong today as I've ever seen it," he shared. "My hope is to continue this momentum for the next 10, 20, 50…100 years." The campaign, Brian feels, is the only practical means of ensuring the Chapter House holds up for the coming decades. (Continued on back) E

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